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Daughter of deputy who responded to Texas school shooting ID’d among kids killed

Felix Rubio and his wife had celebrated their daughter during an honor roll ceremony about 30 minutes prior to the attack


Felix Rubio and his wife, Kimberly, with their daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Rubio.

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By Sarah Calams

UVALDE, Texas — A deputy with the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting earlier this week, is mourning the loss of his daughter. Alexandria “Lexi” Rubio, the 10-year-old daughter of Deputy Felix Rubio, was among the 19 children killed in the attack.

On Wednesday, Rubio and his wife, Kimberly, told CNN that Lexi “loved playing basketball and softball, and had dreams of becoming a lawyer when she grew up – like her mother.” They had celebrated Lexi during an honor roll ceremony about 30 minutes prior to the gunman opening fire.

“She was kind, sweet and appreciated life,” Lexi’s parents told CNN. “Please let the world know we miss our baby.”

Rubio was among the law enforcement officers who responded to the shooting, but he told CNN he “never needed to go through this, but we are.”

Another victim of the shooting is being mourned by a local police officer. Eva Mireles, a 44-year-old special education teacher at Robb Elementary, was also killed. She had taught special education at the school for 17 years. Her husband, Ruben Ruiz, is a police officer at Uvalde School District.

A total of three officers were injured during the shooting, but they were reported “in good condition” by Gov. Greg Abbott.


Officer Ruben Ruiz, left, and slain teacher Eva Mireles.

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